The Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare has developed a web-based 'Pensioners' Portal', under the National e-Governance Plan for dissemination of pension related information as well as registration of pensioners' grievances online
Web Based Pensioner Portal to Facilitate Grievance Redressal of Pensioners, 17 Lakh Hits Received on the Portal
a) Enhancement of minimum pension/family pension from Rs.1275/- to Rs. 3500/- per month (Post VIthCPC);
b) Minimum increase of 40 percent of the pre-revised basic pension of pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners;
c) Grant of additional pension ranging from 20% to 100% to old pensioners/family pensioners of the age of 80 years and above;
d) Grant of full pension on completion of 10 years of qualifying service (instead of 33 years of qualifying service);
e) Raising of ceiling for gratuity from Rs. 3.5 lakhs to Rs.10 lakhs;
f) Continuance of family pension to childless widow on remarriage;
g) Period of enhanced family pension in the event of death of a Government servant while in service increased from 7 to 10 years.
h) Ex-gratia lumpsum compensation to families of employees who lost their lives in the performance of duty, enhanced from Rs. 5 lakh/7.5 lakh to Rs. 10 lakh/15 lakh.
i) Grant of Constant Attendant Allowance to 100 percent disabled pensioners who retired in accordance with the CCS (Extraordinary Pension) Rules.
j) Grant of disability pension to Government servants who have rendered less than ten years of service and got disabled and boarded out of service. Earlier such government servants were entitled to only service gratuity as the eligibility for disability pension was ten years of service
k) Dependent disabled siblings (i.e. brothers/sisters) of a Government servant/ pensioner allowed family pension for life.
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